Porsche Taycan Turbo GT Review in Laguna Seca

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At peak power, both models can deliver more than 1,100 PS. In combination with various lightweight construction and aerodynamics measures, these all-electric GT sports cars raise the bar in terms of driving dynamics. A more powerful and efficient pulse inverter that uses silicon carbide as the semiconductor material is used on the rear axle. The first Taycan Turbo GT models should be delivered to customers from this spring.

Not yet on the market, but already a record holder
The Taycan Turbo GT with Weissach package earned the title of fastest electric series-production car at the Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, in California, on 23 February 2024. With a time of 1:27.87min., Porsche development driver Lars Kern put in a faster lap than any other driver has before with a road-approved electric car.

Not long before that, a pre-production version of this same new model set a new class record on the Nürburgring. Kern was also at the wheel on that occasion and posted a lap time of 7:07.55 min. on the Nordschleife. This official lap time is a whopping 26 seconds faster than Kern recorded for his last record lap in a Taycan Turbo S Sport sedan equipped with the performance package back in August 2022. This time also stands as the current record for series-production electric cars and also makes the Turbo GT the fastest four-door of any powertrain type on the Nürburgring.